I've been a gamer for a long time, but I've always stuck to retail for the most part. It wasn't until I started playing Amnesia: The Dark Descent that I even discovered the world of independent game developers and die hard fans. I played the game, came across a part that scared the crap out of me, then had to search youtube to see other people's reactions to those parts. I discovered Let's Plays that way, and through those, independent games.
Since then (only a few short months) I've tried to jump into the world myself. I've been studying sound design and audio production for a while now, and had always planned to get a job in sound at a major game developer somewhere (big dreams I know). My plans have kind of changed since then. I've decided to try for more of a freelance approach, which will, if anything, help me get some great experience.
Ever since I have helped with voicing some mods, I have already discovered some very talented people. I'm completely honored to be a part of some of these creations. Notably, a few fantastic mods for Amnesia: The Dark Descent in alphabetical order:
2) The Four Horsemen
3) The Hands Resist Him
and a very well organized mod by another very passionate developer:
1) Deus Ex: Nihilum
There is just so much talent out there, not only in the modding community, but the indie game community in general. I'm glad to see the independent game market taking control again. The industry needs a kick in the ass, and the originality and passion that comes from indie games is unparalleled. I just hope I can be a part of more fantastic projects, and look forward to it.